What does Alana mean?
Alana [alana] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening". A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.
Alana▲ has 33 variants: Alaina▲, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani▲, Alanis, Alanna▲, Alannah▲, Alawna, Alayne, Alene▼, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene▼, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana▲, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.
42 more different relations via Alanis, Elaine, Helen, Lana: Ailene, Alanice, Alayna▲, Aleanor, Alena▲, Aline▼, Allaine, Alyona, Elaene, Elain, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena▲, Eleni, Ella▲, Ellane, Elliana▲, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lean, Leana, Lena▼, Lina and Yelena.Creative forms:
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How popular is Alana?
Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67522 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #202. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ailene, Alaina (#176 from recent data), Alanah (#1418), Alane, Alani (#525), Alanis (#1556), Alanna (#508), Alannah (#756), Alayna (#223), Alena (#596), Alene, Aleyna (#1829), Aline, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Allyn, Alona, Alonna, Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayna (#1223), Elayne, Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Ella (#18), Elliana (#302), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Lana (#353), Lanae, Lanna, Lannie, Leana, Lena (#272) and Lina (#857) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#202 from recent data). Usage of these relations of Alana was well-received among parents a century ago (average #1489) and is now much less (#1284, ▼72.8%), with forms like Helen becoming less stylish. Helen is more universally found than the rest, though Ella is currently higher in the list.
Alana▲ is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Aleena▲, Alianna▲, Aliena, Allonia, Alonia, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alynah, Eilona, Elanie, Eleana, Eleanna, Ellena, Ellina, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilianna, Illiana, Oliana, Olina, Olinia, Wilona and Yllona. Other suggested similar names are Abina, Adana, Adara, Alaia▲, Alaisa, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya▲, Aldana, Aldara, Alea, Aleea, Alida▼, Alima, Aliza▲, Alla, Allma, Alma▼, Aloma, Alonza, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Amanda▼, Anafa, Anaka, Anani, Anina, Aranza, Arlana, Atara, Atlanta, Avana, Ayala, Ayana, Ayanna▼, Azania, Chana▲, Ciana, Flana, Ioana, Ivana, Joana▼, Jolana, Juana, Keana, Melana, Qiana and Roana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.See names in meaning and etymology.